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in just a minute. >>> and then, what could be really a moment of truth for convicted killer jodi arias. just hours after she was found guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend, arias told a reporter she would rather get the death penalty than spend her life behind bars. she is set to testify in the penalty phase of her trial tomorrow. a lot of questions about whether or not she will ask for death. we'll have much more on that ahead. >>> then, chaos at a parade in virginia when an out-of-control car barrelled through a big crowd. we'll tell you more about that coming up. >>> and "saturday night live" said good-bye to the season and also to one of its most beloved cast members, for only "snl" fan, highlights later. >> stephan. >>> and billed as a mega show for new and expectant parents. a giant hall filled with all things baby. who better to send to check it out? jenna. >> our own mom-to-be. looking to see what she found there. >>> first, we'll begin with the winning powerball ticket. kerry sanders is live in zephyrhills, florida, where it was sold. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: it's a g
the penalty phase of the jodi arias case stuns jurors. >>> plus controversial advice on adultery from pat robertson. >>> a murder convict shine the blink of an eye. >>> and a medical survey you want to hear about before diving into that swimming pool. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, may 17th. >>> very good day to you. i'm richard lui. the forecast today from washington is partly cloudy but when it comes to the political climate is white house is learning when it rains it pours. president obama came out swinging thursday while republicans hammer away at a trifecta of controversies. nbc's danielle leigh is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: richard, good morning. first up today, lawmakers are sure to express their outrage with steven miller, the former tax commissioner forced to resign, now on capitol hill today. in just a couple hours he's going to be testifying about what happened and how. senior white house budget official daniel wuerffel is taking over as the irs chief. he was appointed by president obama. >> it is just simply unacc
lucky numbers tomorrow night. >>> that phoenix jury that convicted jodi arias of first degree murder said she's eligible for the death penalty. they said she killed her lover travis alexander in an especially cruel manner confirming death penalty status there. jurors will hear from arias friends and family as they decide whether she should die or get life in prison. attorneys for ariel castro say he'll plead not guilty. the cleveland man is accused of imprisoning three women in his home for more than a decade. 52-year-old castro is facing kidnapping and rape charges and being held on $8 million bail. on thursday castro's attorneys said their client has been, quote, demonized in the media and they are concerned over his ability to receive a fair trial. >>> now more on our top story. the severe weather that brought deadly tornadoes to texas and also brought some texas-sized hail. there were reports of hail as large as grapefruit in the mineral wells area causing damage to vehicles and windows. nbc's bill karins, i was worried about you, but you're by the weather center wall. lots of tw
testifying in his bid for a new trial on armed robbery charges while today jurors in the jodi arias case consider the ultimate punishment after finding her eligible for the death penalty. we'll begin in phoenix with diana alvear. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as the judge explained to the jurors, all murders are considered cruel by definition, but did travis alexander suffer during his 2008 death at the hands of jodi arias? >> we the jury, duly impaneled find that the the aggravating factor, especially cruel has been proven. >> reporter: the jury took three hours to decide that the way jodi arias killed her boyfriend, travis alexander fit the court's definition. arias was convicted may 8th of premeditated murder. >> as to count one, first-degree murder, guilty. >> reporter: after the verdict, she told a local station she prefers a death sentence to life in prison. >> i believe death is the ultimate freedom. so i'd rather just have my freedom as soon as i can get it. >> reporter: arias stabbed alexandre 27 times, slashed his throat, and after he was already dead, shot hi
will then be turned into wetlands to lessen future flooding. >>. >> the jodi arias death penalty hearing in arizona is delayed until monday. highly emotional testimony brought arias and the victim's family to tears on thursday. last week, arias was found guilty of murdering her one-time boyfriend, travis alexander, back in 2008. there is no word on why the testimony is delaid. >>> a builder says he had permission to tear apart an ancient mayan pyramid in belize. the bulldozing sparked worldwide outrage when the devastation of the 2,300-year-old ruins came to light. the work has since stopped. but the company crushing the historic stones say it was given permission by the landowner to extract the material. >>> a mountain lion is safe and so are the residents of santa cruz, california. wildlife officials tranquilized the big cat after it was seen wandering out of the big mountains and into one of the busiest intersections in town. quite a sight there. >>> and another wild animal getting way too close for comfort. watch what happens when an alaskan grizzly bear decides to make filmmaker joe the snack
. the state department has demanded his immediate release. >>> convicted killer jodi arias is due back in a courtroom for the sentencing phase of her trial. the jury must decide if she deserves the death penalty. she underwent psychiatric testing after her conviction last week. >>> a seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball was hit and killed by a pickup truck tuesday in oregon. 42-year-old richard swanson was just two weeks into his 10,000 mile journey which he was documenting on facebook. it was designed to promote the one world football project donating soccer balls to people in developing countries. o.j. simpson is set to take the stand today. the former football star certificate serving up to 33 years in prison. simpson claimed he had inappropriate legal representation at his 200 trial. >>> and you've heard of fans catching balls at baseball games. but take a look at this one. a little bit more impressive. watch what happens. san francisco's hunter penn loses control of his bat, it flies into the stand and fortunately, caught by a fan. a lucky moment as, of course, that bat cou
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